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About the Day

Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. The first ever global health day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for the estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV, and to honor the more than 35 million those who have died from a AIDS-related illness.

Please use hashtag #WorldAIDSDaySV when posting or sharing your story, photos or experiences on social media.

Calendar of Events

This year’s World AIDS Day activities will occur the week of November 27 – December 1st. Led by Santa Clara County’s Getting To Zero initiative, in partnership with the Santa Clara County HIV Commission, SV Pride, Project MORE and with support from the Bay Area Equality Coalition and it members, the following activities have been scheduled to date.

City of San Jose Proclamation

Tuesday, November 28th

1:30PM

San Jose City Council Chambers
200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose [map]

Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague

RSVP Suggested: Click here to register.

Wednesday, November 29th

7-9PM

Isaac Newton Auditorium
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose [map]

The Health Trust World AIDS Day Benefit Dinner

Buy Tickets Today

Thursday, November 30th

6-8PM

Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W San Fernando Street, San Jose [map]

Thursday, November 30th

8-1AM

Deluxe
71E San Fernando Street, San Jose [map]

Red Ribbon Flag Raising

Friday, December 1st

12-1PM

San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, [map]

AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit

Friday, December 1st

1-4PM

San Jose City Hall Rotunda
200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose [map]

Bill Wilson Center Honors World AIDS Day

click here to view the flyer

Friday, December 1st

3-5PM

BWC Connections – Drop-in Center
691 S. Second Street, San Jose [map]

Candlelight Vigil & AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit

Friday, December 1st

6-8PM

San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose [map]

AIDS Memorial Quilt

Several panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda on Friday, December 1.

According to the NAMES Project Foundation, what began in San Francisco over 30 years ago as a single 3-foot-by-6-foot fabric panel has become the largest piece of community art in the word. The living memorial is a 54-ton tapestry that includes more than 49,000 panels remembering more than 96,000 individuals lost to HIV/AIDS.

Would you like to create a panel for The Quilt? It’s not as complicated as many people think. You don’t have to be an artist or sewing expert to create a moving personal tribute to remember a friend or loved one lost to AIDS. View the webpage or download the flyer for details.

Learn more about The Quilt and its custodian foundation at www.aidsquilt.org.

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Help Fund Change

World AIDS Day events are hosted by Santa Clara County non-profit organizations. Please consider giving to support local AIDS outreach and patient services. Thank you for your generous donation!

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Donation Total: $5.00

Spread the Word

Checkout this year’s World Aids Day event collateral. Download our PDF files to share.  Print to post in your home, office, school, place of worship, or community center.

The Health Trust’s RED Fundraiser Flyer

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AIDS Memorial Quilt and Candle Light Vigil Flyer

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World AIDS Day Event’s Schedule (Nov 27 – Dec 1)

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World AIDS Day Press Release (Nov 27)

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